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Subject: Re: [xsl] analyze-string gotcha/reminder
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:25:38 +0000

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It's a case where even in retrospect, it's hard to see how we could have
>> avoided this problem in the language design. Perhaps two separate
>> attributes, regex and regex-avt. But that feels very heavy-handed. Most
>> languages have a few quirks like this where people just have to learn the
>> hard way.
> It would be helpful if an XSLT processor issues a warning message when
> a single `{` and `}` are used in a regex -- this would immediately
> explain to the user the issue and the correction to be made.

Recall this is only a problem where the regex is passed as an
attribute. Single curly brace is ok in replace (and I presume matches)
although that helps to make it more confusing.

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